Welcome Prim Friends! to the home of Vintage Keepsake Trunk. My name is Joan Minervini, and I would like to invite you to take a step back in time by visiting my shoppe. My handmade offerings consist of many types of time worn treasures. Some of my primitive, folk art creations are one-of-a-kind designs that I consider my own, and other creations are lovingly made from adaptations of my favorite pattern designers. I am a lover of all things Prim, including art dolls, home decor, holiday decorations, and other collectibles.

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PriMiTiVe HALLOWEEN LARGE GRUNGY JACKOLANTERN CENTERPIECE & MICE TRIO GATHERING
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER: Here we have a Primitive Folk Art Jackolantern & Mice Trio Centerpiece that I have fondly named "Happy Jack & Friends". This piece would display nicely as a table centerpiece, at your entryway, or on the Fireplace Hearth with your Autumn Decor measuring 20" tall and 12" wide x 12" deep. I created this piece in the primitive grungy fashion to give it that time-worn look. Happy Jack's round sectional head is sewn from muslin, weighted and stuffed with fiberfill. I have sectioned him off with crochet thread tied around his head. He was then paint-washed in orange paint, baked, sanded, aged in a coffee-vanilla-cinnamon stain, baked and sprinkled with dry cinnamon. For his facial features I have handpainted his eyes and nose and bent heavy twisted rusty wire for his mouth and hand-stitched it to his face. I have sewn his top knot stem from muslin, paint-washed it leaf green,stained it, wired and curled it, then stitched it to the top of his head. In addition to the stem, I have cut autum leaf shapes from muslin, placed wire inside for positioning and painted each leaf with fall colors. They were wired under the base of the stem. The three soft-sculptured mice were sewn from muslin and stuffed tightly with polyfill. The separate ears and feet were stitched on and the bodies were stained with coffee-vanilla solution and baked. Their faces have black shiney beads for eyes, heavy thread for whiskers and their cheeks are blushed. Black embroidery floss was used to make their nose and mouth. Each one has a torn strip of homespun tied around their neck. Thier tails are made from coffee-vanilla stained rat-tail cord. Each mouse poses in a different position and is sewn to the leaves and stem of the jackolantern. I have given them a Prim Tag that has been stained in the coffee-vanilla-cinnamon mixture and topped with a nostalgic vintage greeting card image of a vintage witch holding her black cat and jackolanter that says "Halloween Greetings". I have brodered the image with orange German Glass Glitter for a little sparkle. This piece has been lovingly made by me from a pattern designed by Happy Hearts.
Price - $92.00


PRIM OLDE VINTAGE-STYLE BEAR DOLL
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY:Welcome Prim Friends, and thank you for stopping by to view my newest Prim Offerings. Here we have a Primitive vintage-style Heirloom bear that I have fondly named "Alexander". This piece measures 9" tall and 5" wide and would be perfect to display in a wooden rocking chair as shown, or sitting on your bed or bedroom shelf!I created this piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Alexander's soft-sculpture jointed body was sewn from Brown Sugar Shaggy Felt and stuffed tightly with separate posable arms and legs that are attached with brown buttons. Tiny black beads were hand-stitched for his eyes and his nose was embroidered with black floss. Tied around his neck, I have used cheese cloth for his scarf which I aged in a coffee-vanilla-cinnamon stain. I added a stained round tag stamped with a heart attached with a rusty safety pin.I have given him a prim tag that was stained in my coffee-vanilla-cinnamon mixture, baked and stamped with blocked letters that says "My Olde Bear". I have attached the tag with a rusty safety pin to his foot.This design was lovingly hand-made by me from a pattern created by Sweet Meadows Farm.It will come to you dated, signed and tagged with my own personal label.
Price - $19.99


PRIM RAGGEDY ANN ART DOLL & BABY ANNIE SET
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY: Welcome Prim Friends, and thank you for stopping by to view my new Prim Offerings. Here we have a primitive set which includes a heirloom-style Primitive Folk Art Raggedy Ann Doll with her vintage-style Baby Annie Dolly that I have fondly named "My Olde Doll". Annie measures 24" tall and 9" wide and the baby is 9" tall and 3" wide. They would be perfect to display in a wooden rocking chair as shown, or sitting on your bed or your couch, or nestled among your Raggedy Ann collection.I have created this piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Raggedy Ann's body is sewn from muslin, stuffed tightly, stitched at the joints and stained with a coffee-vanilla aging solution. Her legs were painted with Raggedy Red stripes and I have used lots of Raggedy Red spun wool yard that I have knotted and stitched in place for her hair featuring a centered top knot. For her facial features, I have embroidered her nose with Raggedy Red floss, her brows and mouth with black floss and tiny red lips. I painted on her big doll eyes with large black pupils with a sparkle in white.Annie's dress is a genuine vintage antique baby's gown sewn from fine white batiste that I have salvaged just for this purpose. I have stained the gown in a coffee-vanilla solution to accentuate the age and vintage look. The front features a placque closure with tiny Mother of Pearl buttons running down the front that is trimmed with vintage French lace edging. This gown has all the signs of years and years of aging which just adds to its beauty. The gown is cinched around her neck and the puffed sleeves in order to fit the doll. Her bloomers are sewn from muslin and trimmed with eyelet lace and dyed in the same stain.Annie's shoes are genuine vintage antique white leather baby's shoes from the 1930-1940 era complete with the original laces. These shoes have all the signs of years of aging with worn places, fading and crackling of the fine leather. They are a perfect addition to the little vintage dress.Annie's little baby doll is sewn from muslin, stuffed tightly with sewn on floppy arms. I have aged her with the coffee-vanilla solution and baked her to a golden brown. For her facial features, I have embroidered her nose with Raggedy Red floss, her brows and mouth with black floss and tiny red lips. A tiny red heart was embroidered onto her chest. I painted on her big doll eyes with black pupils followed with a matte sealing. I painted on her striped leggings with Raggedy red paint and sanded them for a worn appearance. Lots of Raggedy Red embroidery floss is knotted and stitched to her head for her hair.This design was lovingly hand-made by me from a pattern created by Sweet Meadows Farm.She will come to you dated, signed and tagged with my own personal label.
Price - $75.00


PRIM FALL HARVEST SCARECROW ART DOLL
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY:Welcome Prim Friends, and thank you for stopping by to view my new Fall and Thanksgiving Offerings. Here we have a Primitive Folk Art Scarecrow Doll with his Grungy Pumpkin that I have fondly named "Pete". This piece would display nicely as a door greeter sitting on a bench, haystack, or tucked into a rocking chair. He measures 30" tall and 12" wide.I have created this piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Pete is sewn from muslin, stuffed with fiberfill with a weighted bottom. He has been aged with a coffee-vanilla stain and baked. I have paint-washed and sanded his black boots and laced them with linen thread. His aged garden glove hands are stuffed and sewn to his poseable arms. I have used separated strands of sisal rope for the "stuffing" around his arms and legs. Lots of sisal was used for his hair that I have stitched to his head.His facial features are both hand-painted and hand-stitched with floss with artist pencil shading. His nose is made from osnasburg that I have painted, sanded, stuffed and prim-stitched onto his face.I have dressed him in a shirt sewn from harvest indian corn print and rolled up his coordinating checkered cuffed sleeves. His overalls are sewn from denim with rolled-up legs and a front pocket that I have filled with tiny black crows and fragrant Sweet Annie. The three little crows are sewn from muslin, paint-washed black, sanded and their beaks are dry-brushed with gold paint. I have given him a scarf made from stained indian corn husks print and tied it loosely around his neck. All his clothing was dipped in the coffee-vanilla stain for a worn out appearance.His floppy hat was sewn from natural burlap, stained with the coffee-vanilla solution, baked and stitched to his head. A grungy sunflower was sewn from osnasburg, stuffed and painted with layers of gold petals and a brown center, then sanded and stitched to his hat. For the Harvest Pumpkin, it has been sewn from muslin, sectioned off with floss, paint-washed terra cotta, sanded, aged with a grungy coffee-vanilla-cinnamon stain, baked again and sprinkled with dry cinnamon. The center is painted leaf green, stained and hand-stitched onto the pumpkin with green floss. A tree branch forms the stem and is surrounded by sprigs of fragrant sweet annie.I have given this piece a Prim Tag that has been stained in the coffee-vanilla-cinnamon mixture, baked, and carefully burned the edges with a flame. It is topped with an image of a vintage greeting card showing a little vintage boy, large pumpkin and colorful turkey that says "Happy Thanksgiving". It is pinned to his sleeve with a rusty safety pin.This piece has been lovingly made by me from a pattern created by Sweet Meadows Farm.It will come to you signed and with my own personal label.
Price - $68.00


PRIM GRUNGY GARDEN DAFFODILS x 5
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER:Welcome Prim Friends, and thank you for stopping by to view my Offerings. Here we have 5 Primitive Folk Art Grungy Daffodils Available by Special Order. This arrangement would display nicely as a centerpiece, shelf sitter, or placed on a bureau, table or halltree. Each bloom measures approximately 9-12" tall and 4-5"wide. They would look great in your country farmhouse and would also make a wonderful house-warming gift that is everlasting. I have created this floral piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Each daffodil is cut from muslin and hand-stitched with a gathered circle center surrounded by blooming pointed petals. They have been paint-washed in buttercup yellow paint and aged with my grubby solution of coffee-vanilla-cinnamon, baked and sprinkled with dry cinnamon. Each long stem is formed with twisted rusty tin wire and the tightly curled end sprouts from the center of the daffodil. The glass vase is not included in the auction. I can imagine these blooms arranged in your rusty tin, green glass or quilted container.This piece has been lovingly made by me using a pattern designed by Tennesee Ridge Primitives.This design will come to you dated, signed and tagged with my own label "Collectibles by Joan" which states "The Handcrafting and Time Invested in this Piece are its Own Mark of Quality".It will come to you signed and with my own personal label.
Price - $10.00


PRIMITIVE CHRISTMAS ANTIQUED HEIRLOOM ANGEL ART DOLL BETHANY
AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER:Welcome Prim Friends, and thank you for stopping by to view my new Christmas Offerings. Here we have a Primitive Antiqued Angel for the Holidays that I have fondly named "Bethany". This piece would be the perfect display for your Christmas fireplace, or hanging on the wall in your entry way. She measures 20" tall and 12" wide and 5" deep.I have created this piece in the primitive fashion to give it that time-worn look. Her multi-sectional round-head body is sewn from muslin, stuffed tightly, with a weighted bottom, wired poseable arms and stained with a coffee-vanilla aging solution. For her facial features, I have pinch-stitched her nose and brows and used both paints and pigma artist pencils for shading her eyes and mouth. Her hands are needle-sculpted and bendable. For her hair, I have used lots of blonde sheeps wool curls needle-felted in place. Her Mary Jane shoes have been paint-washed in ivory, baked, and sanded. I have used tiny antique mother of pearl buttons for her shoe buckles.Bethany is dressed in a vintage antique baby's gown that I have salvaged just for this purpose. Very detailed fine smocking makes up the front bodice of the dress and tiny mother of pearl buttons are running down the back. It has all the signs of years and years of aging with tiny worn places, stains and rubs which just add to the beauty of this dress. I have dipped it in the coffee-vanilla solution to give it the nice warm brown tones and hand-gathered the neckline to fit her.Her wings are sewn from muslin layered with cotton batting, then machine-quilted in a unique scrolling design. This came out better than I could imagine. After aging the wings with the coffee-vanilla stain, I baked them in the oven and the stain came to the surface creating both dark areas and lighter recessed areas.The wings were attached to the back of the doll with two large Mother of Pearl buttons sewn to her body. Gold pearl cording forms a loop for hanging. Her halo is made from gold vintage tinsel garland and sewn to her head. She carries a garland of the gold vintage tinsel in her hands draped with a paper mache barn star that I have sprinkled with gold German Glass Glitter.I have given her a Prim Tag that I have soaked in the coffee aging solution, baked and topped with a nostalgic image of a vintage greeting card showing a little vintage angel placing children's gifts near a candle-lit Christmas tree that says "Wishing You a Joyous Christmas". I have bordered the image with gold Glass Glitter to match her garland. This piece was lovingly made by me from inspirations of a basic doll pattern designed by Sweet Meadow Farms while adding my own embellishments.
Price - $94.00





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